Ducks make a valuable addition to homesteads, both with existing chicken flocks and without. Here’s what you need to know to get started with ducks.
Broodiness, parasites and roosters, along with molting, can cause feather loss in hens. Learn how to identify the cause and take appropriate action.
Building a chicken run can provide your flock more safety, but only if it’s designed to keep predators out.
Fresh or dried, herbs help improve your flockâ€™s health and keep your chickens laying happily. Here are five such green treats.
A veteran chicken-keeper answers questions about a chance discovery of excess eggs, “singing” hens and how much feed is too much.
If you prefer not to use weed-control methods that contain commercially produced herbicides, here are several natural methods and accompanying advice on fighting weeds.
In this Q&A, we also hear from readers curious about chicken illness and injuries as well as whether and when to wash fresh eggs.
In this Q&A, an author and chicken expert advises readers on the various things chickens eat, and what to do with surplus eggs.
Many of these items can go in your compost, but spot application where they are most needed in your soil can provide more benefits to your plants.
In this Q&A, an author and chicken expert advises readers about choosing chicks as well as a winter comb issue.